Lilium Aviation, a German startup initially funded by the European Union and supported by the European Space Agency and its Business Incubation Centre Bavaria, is developing a 2-seat, electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft, with planned rollout in January 2018.
Lilium was formed by a team of aerospace engineers and product designers from the Technical University of Munich.
Current specifications for the personal aircraft include:
- Max. take-off weight: 600 kg
- Payload: 200 kg
- Cruising velocity: 300 km/h / 180 mph
- Max. velocity: 400 km/h / 250 mph
- Range: 500 km / 300 mi
- Power: 320 kW / 435 hp